This study considers the extent to which work-related social ties function as a source of social support in Russian workers " personal networks. The topic is important since, in the case of unemployment or retirement, personal networks are central for the well-being and coping of Russians. In order to illustrate the nature of the Russian case, an explicit… (More)
This study assesses the nature of data on personal networks derived both from personal paper phone notebooks as well as from the mobile phone electronic notebook. It is illustrated by data on author's personal network between 1993 and 2000 and in 2002. The text emphasizes the subjective and biographical aspects of this data and suggests that studies based… (More)
Despite the rapid expansion of cellphone use, academic research has paid little attention to mobile telecommunications in Russia. This article examines the adoption and use of cellphones among young Russian adults through social network data and qualitative interviews conducted in St Petersburg in 2003.The study describes the role of personal networks in… (More)
In this article we outline computer-assisted qualitative network analysis (CAQNA) by introducing a prototype of RELNET, a program developed during our own research project. We conclude by suggesting future directions for CAQNA software development .